Yong-Ha Kim headshotYong-Ha Kim

Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences 

Email: yonghakim1@lsu.edu  

Office: 1261 Energy, Coast and Environment Building  

Phone: 225-578-4295   

Bachelor's Degree(s): B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Jeju National University, 2007 

Master's Degrees(s): M.S., Environmental Engineering, Seoul National University, 2009  

Ph.D.(s): Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016

Research Interests

With the goal of developing new principles and technologies that can improve the quality of human life and lead to sustainable development, my research is focused on the fundamentals of colloid and surface science and radiation chemistry and physics, and their applications in environmental engineering and science. My current research interests include colloidal phenomena and contaminant transport modeling in environmental systems, radiation dosimetry and indoor air quality, and chemical and environmental process intensification.   

Recent Publications

Ladshaw, A., Wiechert, A., Kim, Y.-h., Tsouris, C., Yiacoumi, S. (2020). Algorithms and Algebraic Solutions of Decay Chain Differential Equations for Stable And Unstable Nuclide Fractionation. Computer Physics Communications, 246, 106907. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpc.2019.106907

Kim, Y.-h., Tang, K., Chang, J., Sharma, K., Yiacoumi, S., Bilheux, H., Santodonato, L., Mayes, R., Tsouris, C. (2019). Potential Limits of Capacitive Deionization and Membrane Capacitive Deionization for Water Electrolysis. Separation Science and Technology, 54(13), 2112-2125. https://doi.org/10.1080/01496395.2019.1608243

Tang, K., Kim, Y.-h., Chang, J., Mayes, R., Gabitto, J., Yiacoumi, S., Tsouris, C. (2019). Seawater Desalination by Over-Potential Membrane Capacitive Deionization: Opportunities and Hurdles. Chemical Engineering Journal, 357(1), 103-111. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2018.09.121

Vasilakos, P., Kim, Y.-h., Pierce, J., Yiacoumi, S., Tsouris, C., Nenes, A. (2018). Studying the Impact of Radioactive Charging on the Microphysical Evolution and Transport of Radioactive Aerosols with the TOMAS-RC v1 framework. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 192, 150-159.

Kim, Y.-h., Yiacoumi, S., Nenes, A., Tsouris, C. (2017). Incorporating Radioactive Decay into Charging and Coagulation of Multicomponent Radioactive Aerosols. Journal of Aerosol Science, 114, 283-300.

Kim, Y.-h., Park, L., Yiacoumi, S., Tsouris, C. (2017). Modular Chemical Process Intensification: A Review. Annual Review of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, 8, 359-380.

Sharma, K., Kim, Y.-h., Yiacoumi, S., Gabitto, J., Bilheux, H., Santodonato, L., Mayes, R., Dai, S., Tsouris, C. (2016). Analysis and Simulation of a Blue Energy Cycle. Renewable Energy, 91, 249-260.

Kim, Y.-h., Yiacoumi, S., Nenes, A., Tsouris, C. (2016). Charging and Coagulation of Radioactive and Nonradioactive Particles in the Atmosphere. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 16, 3449-3462.

Kim, Y.-h., Yiacoumi, S., Tsouris, C. (2015). Surface Charge Accumulation of Particles Containing Radionuclides in Open Air. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 143, 91-99.

Sharma, K., Kim, Y.-h., Gabitto, J., Mayes, R., Yiacoumi, S., Bilheux, H., Walker, L., Dai, S., Tsouris, C. (2015). Transport of Ions in Mesoporous Carbon Electrodes during Capacitive Deionization of High-Salinity Solutions. Langmuir, 31, 1038-1048.

Kim, Y.-h., Yiacoumi, S., Lee, I., McFarlane, J., Tsouris, C. (2014). Influence of Radioactivity on Surface Charging and Aggregation Kinetics of Particles in the Atmosphere. Environmental Science & Technology, 48, 182-189.